A UK cop has caused an online shitstorm after tweeting he is ‘fed up’ with addicts and believes they should ‘use help, sort it, or get lost’.
Sgt Harry Tangye ended his now deleted tweet with the hashtag #toomuchempathy.
The armed response officer’s police unit said it “strongly disagreed” with the tweet.
Sgt Tangye told the BBC: “Some [addicts] are quite criminal and create merry hell and they are destroying a lot of towns and cities.
“They should accept help but some are feeding on other victims and creating other victims around them.
“I am a very ‘people person’ but I see the same names time and time again destroying areas.”
Despite the mainly negative feedback, one worker with the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline said:
“I was one of those troublemakers.
“Most drug addicts are in denial and for years I did not think I had a problem.
“It was only when my family stopped enabling me, stopped putting a roof over my head, that I accepted responsibility that it was my problem and I did something about it.
“So I agree with everything he says.”
Watch a video below in which noted UK therapist Mark Dempster and recovering addict Mark Dempster explains the reason behind the ‘once an addict, always an addict’ adage: